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‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

Cracks emerge in Kerala’s ruling LDF after LS debacle. Why CPI is training guns on ally CPI(M)

In executive meeting held Monday, CPI cited failures of LDF govt as among issues that contributed to poor showing in LS polls, besides shift in Ezhava votes to BJP in parts of Kerala.

After Organiser, VHP bats for common population policy, wants 2-child norm for all in UCC

VHP leader Surendra Kumar Jain also talks about need to check 'demographic imbalance'. Organiser editorial had linked this to areas with 'significant Muslim population growth'.

Voter disconnect, motormouths, wrong candidate selection — what review of BJP's UP results found

Other factors that came up are overconfidence of ministers, humiliation of BJP workers, lack of synergy with allies among others. BJP lost 29 LS seats in Uttar Pradesh this year.

‘Mohabbat ki dukaan’: Congress training centre for cadres on party ideology takes shape in Kerala

P.P. Balan, ex-consultant with Ministry of Panchayati Raj appointed director of RGIDS, says centre in Thiruvananthapuram will also take up research including analysis of govt schemes.

Andhra power sector facing ‘legacy losses’ of Rs 1.29 lakh cr — Naidu's white paper blames Jagan

Andhra Pradesh govt white paper on issues plaguing state’s power sector says losses include tariff burden on consumers, rise in power utilities’ debt & losses due to inefficient governance.

Mumbai BMW hit-and-run: Shinde-led Sena removes accused Mihir Shah’s father as deputy leader

Rajesh Shah entered politics in the early 2000s and was seen as a close friend of Maharashtra CM Ekanth Shinde's, who was then overseeing party activities in Thane.

Will BJP gamble to have Saini as CM face in Haryana pay off? Party banks on OBCs to retain power

On 29 June, Amit Shah declared that BJP would contest under leadership of CM Saini. A section in BJP fears that this move may 'alienate' other communities.

RSS worker, Khattar loyalist & 1st time MLA — who is new Haryana BJP president Mohan Lal Badoli

Badoli unsuccessfully contested 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Sonipat. His appointment as Haryana BJP chief is attempt by party to achieve ‘perfect combination’ of caste equations.

Denied cabinet berth in new NDA govt, Dalit Karnataka BJP MP calls out own party as being ‘anti-Dalit'

7-time MP Ramesh Jigajinagi is from Madiga community classified as ‘SC-Left’ in the state. BJP downplays his comments, says 'party will fix all these issues'.

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Zomato has become the brand ambassador for food cheating between couples

Zomato’s new ‘order delete’ feature is teaching young people to pull off a nearly perfect lie in front of their parents and handing spouses the perfect weapon for food infidelity.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.